Black Panther Party

Founded in 1966, the Black Panther Party (BPP) holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers.  Read What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should and find lessons and other resources below to teach outside the textbook about the Black Panthers.

The Rock and the River

The Rock and the River

Book - Fiction. By Kekla Magoon. 2010. Coming-of-age story that shows the close connections between the civil rights and Black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.
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One Crazy Summer

Book - Fiction. By Rita Williams-Garcia. 2010. 224 pages. Chapter book for middle school introduces readers to the Black Panthers in 1960s Oakland.
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